september, 2018

mon17sep6:30 pmmon8:40 pmFeaturedThe Beaches of AgnesDIRECTED BY AGNÈS VARDA6:30 pm - 8:40 pm Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ LondonCountry:United Kingdom

Event Details

Beaches have always been important to Agnès Varda, as she would travel to the seaside every Easter and summer throughout her childhood. During the Second World War, she was exiled in the coastal town of Sète, a period she recalls with fondness as a time of endless fun. Returning to Sète in the late 50s, she would use the locale and the local fishermen as the backdrop for her remarkable feature debut La Pointe Courte.

Varda returns once more to the beaches, using her early memories of the coast as a springboard for the film’s meditation on her youth. Weaving photography, archive footage, scenes from her own films and present-day sequences, Varda takes us on a memorable voyage through her life, during which she confronts the joy of creation and the pain of personal loss, death and ageing.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm


Genesis Cinema

93-95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ London